Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: January 9th, 2004Sections → Arts
The curtain rises to reveal a towering wall of translucent glass behind which the chorus sings 'Te deum laudamus, You are G-d, we praise You,' to the provocative chords of the church organ.
Posted on: January 2nd, 2004Sections → Arts
Transmission is everything. The life's blood of a people is dependent upon many kinds of transmission; oral, scribal, Talmudic and anecdotal.
Posted on: December 26th, 2003Sections → Arts
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) were two of the most important modernist artists in the early twentieth century.
Posted on: December 19th, 2003Sections → Arts
"We have inherited an amputated visual culture, viscously cut off from our artistic forefathers we have every right to lay claim to," exclaimed Archie Rand, artist and professor at Columbia University.
Posted on: December 12th, 2003Sections → Arts
Kristallnacht, the pogrom unleashed by the Nazis on Germany's Jews on November 8, 1938, is considered by many to be the beginning of the Holocaust.
Posted on: December 5th, 2003Sections → Arts
Jews with Hogs (1994) is the first image one encounters in Frederic Brenner's exhibition of photographs of contemporary Jews from around the world currently at the Brooklyn Museum.
Posted on: November 28th, 2003Sections → Arts
There once lived a pious old man in Safed. His great grandparents had come from Eastern Europe to Eretz Yisrael, sometime in the 18th Century.
Posted on: November 21st, 2003Sections → Arts
The need to reassert a shattered cultural identity should be familiar to Jews.
Posted on: November 14th, 2003Sections → Arts
John Bradford's exhibition of nine paintings, done in the 1990's - presents us with a conundrum.
Posted on: November 7th, 2003Sections → Arts
Who are you? Who am I? Questions of cultural identity among artists have raged from the early twentieth century to yesterday's memoir.
Posted on: October 31st, 2003Sections → Arts
There are Diasporas and then there are Diasporas.
Posted on: October 10th, 2003Sections → Arts
When G-d hid His face in the last century, a ruthless history unfolded as tragedy after tragedy descended upon the Jewish people.
Posted on: October 3rd, 2003Sections → Arts
That which sparkles and shines as it calls attention to a graceful neck or a shapely face possesses a timeless allure for all humanity.
Posted on: September 12th, 2003Sections → Arts
In his autobiography, My Life, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) recounts a pogrom he witnessed in Russia in 1917.
Posted on: August 30th, 2003Sections → Arts
Rav Shlomo Friedlander, z"l, the fourth Lisker Rav, had a vision.
Posted on: July 26th, 2003Sections → Arts
When Brocha Teichman was a young girl growing up, she always drew pictures.
Posted on: July 18th, 2003Sections → Arts
Sky & Water, a new installation of 106 paintings by Tobi Kahn at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, concentrates on one esoteric subject: the contemplation of the horizon.
Posted on: July 11th, 2003Sections → Arts
From 1997 to 1998, John Dubrow got to know the World Trade Center fairly well. He made many paintings from a high vantage point on the 91st floor in a temporary studio granted him by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Posted on: July 4th, 2003Sections → Arts
Itshak Holtz is an artist totally immersed in the Jewish genre. He was born in Poland, grew up in Israel, mainly in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Geula, and for the last 35 years he has maintained homes in both New York and Jerusalem.
Posted on: June 27th, 2003Sections → Arts
The outsider artist has become a fixture of the postmodern age. There are exhibitions, books, symposia and museums documenting artists who create outside the accepted norms of "fine art." The French artist Jean Dubuffet along with Andre Breton first defined outsider art as Art Brut (Raw Art) in 1945 and collected examples of work they considered "uncooked" by either classical or contemporary cultural influences.
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